Survey looks at how COVID-19 affected Hawaii residents

HONOLULU — A new report from the University of Hawaii provides a comprehensive look at how the COVID-19 pandemic affected Hawaii residents with their jobs, ability to buy food, their mental well-being and how vaccination status played a factor.

Kawaihau Majors All Stars head to District 1 playoffs

KAPA‘A — The Kawaihau Community Little League Majors All-Stars, coached by Allen Mundon, Travis Shigeta, Ioane Makakani, and Kaili Panui, will be leaving the island on June 30 to participate in the Hawai‘i Little League District 1 playoffs.

Ahi shine at GI Trollers tourney

KAPA‘A — Ahi was the “Fish of the Day” during the Garden Island Trollers Father’s Day Fishing Tournament that wrapped up with the weigh-in, Saturday afternoon at the Waikaea Canal Small Boat Launch Ramp.

Visit Longs for hurricane readiness

Hawai‘i Department of Health Public Health Nurses will provide hurricane preparedness information at Longs Drugs locations across the state beginning June 20 and running through July 21. They will also advise shoppers on how to get their households ready for hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Happy Camper for Monday, June 20, 2022

The Gannaway family from Texas had a reunion (Atticus Gannaway came from New York!) of sorts and celebrated the 51st wedding anniversary of Geoff (he said the last time he saw Kaua‘i was through a periscope of a submarine) and Carol Gunnaway from Hunt, Texas with Geoff (he’s not a junior), Emily (she was pretty far from the red shrimp place), Azeale, and Liora (who had that sugarloaf Phrosty?) at the Grove Farm Market in Puhi Saturday, where the “Gannaways Getaway” T-shirts they were wearing was a distraction from the conversation going on with chef Jakki Nelson (nope, no racing Thursday because Fast Company is racing on O‘ahu).

Students participate in PBS Summer Academy

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs has selected Natalie Lett, a junior at Kaua‘i High School, to participate in its annual summer academy, which will take place at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in Phoenix from June 23 to June 29.

‘New normal’ drives up car-rental costs

LIHU‘E — The price of rental cars on island has fallen from last summer’s peak but remains higher than pre-pandemic levels, as rental-car companies deal with a shortage of vehicles, supply-chain issues and labor costs.

KFD celebrates eight promotions

No, there was no announcement of an acting chief on Friday during the small gathering of family, relatives and friends of the Kaua‘i Fire Department’s recent promotions.

Road, bridge closures coming up

The state Department of Transportation announced the Hanalei Bridge will be closed in both directions on June 22 and 23, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for replacing boards.